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How Long Will My gluten-free Baked Goods Keep?

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Okay I stocked up on more baked goods than I ever ate before my dx. But I just want it here in case I get a hankering for it. I have some raisin pecan bread, some type of biscuits and some scones. I have freezer packs of two (of eah item) and then those small bags are in a large zipper bag. Since I'm the only one who'll be eating most of this stuff, how long will it be okay in the freezer?

Also, I was wondering if anyone ever had the Namaste brand vanilla cake mix? It came in my care package and I was going to make the cake for Val. day and surprise my husband. I have gluten-free frosting (canned) to put on the cake. But if the Namaste cake mix isn't any good I don't want to waste my time baking it. Anyone out there tried it and if so did you like it?

Last but not least is there such a thing as gluten-free lemon curd (for my scones) that I don't have to make myself. The kind I've used for years has wheat as the second ingredient. Is this is the case with most premade lemon curds?

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Havent tried the vanilla cake, but the chocolate is AWESOME!!! The best one I've had so far, moist and not gritty at all!!!!! Really couldn't tell it was gluten-free.

BTW>...what brand of frosting are you using???? I am still experimenting in that area.

Dickenson Family Lemon Curd only has "natural flavorings" listed that makes me suspicious, otherwise it is all safe stuff. I don't eat it so I never looked before, so that would be one to check into, the webiste listed on the back of the jar is http://www.dickinsonsfamily.com/products/curds/default.asp GOod luck!!

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my frozen baked goods have lasted up to a year in my deep freezer... after a year if I haven't eaten them, then they go bye bye. But usually I eat them long before they ever go bad. I've had them go bad on me if I accidentally leave them in the fridge instead of the freezer. (sometimes I stick them in there to thaw, then forget to put the rest back into the freezer)

don't know anything about lemon curds, sorry.

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I know you said you don't want to make the lemon curd, but it is SO super easy to make. Here is the recipe that I use with no trouble. EASY as pie :)

-Jessica

Lemon Curd

Lemons- 3 zest and juice

Caster (fine) sugar- 8oz.

Butter- 4 oz.

Egg Yolks- 3 beaten

Method:

1)Put all ingredients in the top of a double broiler or in a bowl standing over a pan of simmering water. Heat gently, stirring for about 20 min. until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

2) Strain, pot, and cover the curd. Store in a cool place and use within 1 month.

I use the recipe to top the lemon bunt cake from the gluten free pantry cake and cookie mix recipe book. It also makes a GREAT icecream topping. It can also be used to make icecream. It is very easy to make and very YUMMY!! Enjoy.

-Jessica

Okay I stocked up on more baked goods than I ever ate before my dx. But I just want it here in case I get a hankering for it. I have some raisin pecan bread, some type of biscuits and some scones. I have freezer packs of two (of eah item) and then those small bags are in a large zipper bag. Since I'm the only one who'll be eating most of this stuff, how long will it be okay in the freezer?

Also, I was wondering if anyone ever had the Namaste brand vanilla cake mix? It came in my care package and I was going to make the cake for Val. day and surprise my husband. I have gluten-free frosting (canned) to put on the cake. But if the Namaste cake mix isn't any good I don't want to waste my time baking it. Anyone out there tried it and if so did you like it?

Last but not least is there such a thing as gluten-free lemon curd (for my scones) that I don't have to make myself. The kind I've used for years has wheat as the second ingredient. Is this is the case with most premade lemon curds?

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jnifred - thanks for that link. That line is owned by Smuckers. I just got off the phone with them. They know there is no wheat in their lemon curd but are in the process of checking to see which of their products is gluten free so they can add that to their labels. So in the near future we should be able to pick up their products and actually see gluten free on the label - if in fact they're gluten free of course. At this time they stated that until their research was complete, they are not comfortable saying any of their products are gluten free.

I got Duncan Hines homestlye frosting, choc. Not all of their types/flavors are gluten-free but several are.

nini - wow! I think I'll get through my baked goodies before they go bad in a year. Thanks!

Jessica - this is so wierd. Last night I found this exact recipe in a book called 'A Personal Touch on Celiac Disease' and it was submitted by someone named Jessica. Might you be the same Jessica? Seems I will have to make my own lemon curd for now as I will attend a tea party next month for a close friends b-day.

Thanks so much for the easy recipe!

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I get my Fresh lemon curd from Stonewall kitchen. They have a list with everything that HAS gluten in it (via phone call). If it is not on that list, then it is gluten free. They have a website and an 800 phone number. I get some items from there to cook with and they are very nice to deal with.

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Thanks armetta! After checking the website and calling the company I found out not only do they offer gluten-free lemon curd, they apparently have it at my Whole Foods (Harry's). Since I already have to take my own gluten-free tea sandwices and scones to a b-day tea party next month, I really don't want the hassle of making my own lemon curd as well. Oh this is a happy day for me!

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Yep that is me :) ha small world huh Enjoy the recipe!!

-Jessica :rolleyes:

jnifred - thanks for that link. That line is owned by Smuckers. I just got off the phone with them. They know there is no wheat in their lemon curd but are in the process of checking to see which of their products is gluten free so they can add that to their labels. So in the near future we should be able to pick up their products and actually see gluten free on the label - if in fact they're gluten free of course. At this time they stated that until their research was complete, they are not comfortable saying any of their products are gluten free.

I got Duncan Hines homestlye frosting, choc. Not all of their types/flavors are gluten-free but several are.

nini - wow! I think I'll get through my baked goodies before they go bad in a year. Thanks!

Jessica - this is so wierd. Last night I found this exact recipe in a book called 'A Personal Touch on Celiac Disease' and it was submitted by someone named Jessica. Might you be the same Jessica? Seems I will have to make my own lemon curd for now as I will attend a tea party next month for a close friends b-day.

Thanks so much for the easy recipe!

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I agree, that book is super for newbies! By the way, thanks for the nice words, you made my day. Always remember that the gluten free thing gets easier with time and patience.

-Jessica :rolleyes:

Indeed it is Jessica! I love the book and thanks for sharing your story and recipe in it!!! You give newbies like me hope that we can do this gluten free thing.

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Hey Floridanative - Like someone else said, I haven't tried the vanilla Namaste cake mix but the chocolate is incredible!!! And yeah I also get the Duncan Hines frostings. I think it's only the Whipped flavors that are not ok.

Next time you go to Whole Foods, try the gluten-free Bakehouse Carrot Cake with the Duncan Hines Cream Cheese frosting. Yummy!!!

You sound like you're doing a great job becoming gluten free :)

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Hey Floridanative - Like someone else said, I haven't tried the vanilla Namaste cake mix but the chocolate is incredible!!! And yeah I also get the Duncan Hines frostings. I think it's only the Whipped flavors that are not ok.

Next time you go to Whole Foods, try the gluten-free Bakehouse Carrot Cake with the Duncan Hines Cream Cheese frosting. Yummy!!!

You sound like you're doing a great job becoming gluten free :)

Well I had good reason to try and do my best on the diet as I was tested for two cancers before getting the Celiac dx. I'm a huge baby when it comes to being sick and I have the lowest pain threshold in the world. The thought that not sticking to the diet could cause me to get cancer and have to endure chemo was enough to scare me straight. Plus I did my grieving back in the fall when the doctor told me about Celiac and that one of my blood test may be indicating I had it. So by the time I got the dx last month, I had done enough research to start the diet. I know I have a lot to learn but I love learning. The only thing I don't like so far is reading labels. I do it but I don't like it.

Thanks for the tip about the carrot cake and cream cheese frosting - sounds yummy indeed. My vanilla Namaste cake turned out pretty and it smells good. I'll have to taste a sliver of it when it cools before I frost it. My husband leaves for work before I get up on weekdays. This morning there was a jar of Stonewall Kitchen lemon curd on the counter with a Val. day card. He brought roses home last night because he has to leave work early today so we can get to a restaurant at 6 to beat the crowds. This is another great help to being gluten free - having the most supportive hubby in the world!

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